Monday, December 18, 2023

The Best Guide to 2023 Bowman Draft Baseball

2023 Bowman Draft is here but I have to say this year's draft was good but the product does not reflect that. MLB teams are drafting college players more than ever so this product tends to trend older. Pitchers and catchers remain not worth an investment due to the injury risk and grind of the position. There were a few people I liked in this product. 

Do not buy hobby boxes unless you like gambling. Its not worth it. Focus on singles. I will revisit this checklist again but a ton of these players value will drop as more cases are open. Especially the names I did not mention. Hope this helps. 

Buy 2023 Bowman Draft Autos

Arizona Diamondbacks

Tommy Troy SS - Not bad. Worth a purchase.

Boston Red Sox

Nazzan Zanetello OF - I am interested.

Chicago Cubs

Matt Shaw SS - Older but good.

Colorado Rockies

Cole Carrigg C - Solid needs to move away from catcher.

Detroit Tigers:

Max Clark OF - Nice player. I hope he develops power.

Los Angeles Dodgers

Dylan Campbell

Kendall George

Joe Vetrano

*I like what the Dodgers do so much, I always put them on the list to monitor and buy.

New York Mets

Colin Houck SS - Young but I like that he played football and seems to have tools.

Philadelphia Phillies

Devin Saltiban SS - A good buy low/lets see what happens pick.

TayShaun Walton OF - See above.

Pittsburgh Pirates

Paul Skenes P - Talented but I am passing.

Texas Rangers

Wyatt Langford OF - College bat. STUD. Will be in the majors in 2024. Best player in the product.

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

The Ultimate Guide to 2023 Bowman Chrome Baseball: Full Analysis and Rankings

Hello all. 2023 Bowman Chrome is finally out and it has over 132 autographs! Overall this prodcut will give you some of the best names from the recent international signing period. This product had a ton of catchers and few pitchers. I'm not too big on catchers because they take so long to develop and their offense takes a dive the more they play as the position is demanding. If I passed on a player it was because they were too old, did not have power potential or both. Hope this helps. 

Arizona Diamondbacks:

  • Christian Cerda C - Good numbers here. Small position because he is a catcher.

  • Cristofer Torin 2B/SS - Very young with OK numbers. Lots of room to grow into power hopefully.

  • Deyvison De Los Santos 3B - Solid player. Needs to walk more. 

  • Junior Franco OF - Not bad here either. Similar to above.

  • Juan Corniel 2B/SS - Pass. No pop. 
  • Ruben Santana 3B - Very young but off to a good start.

Atlanta Braves:

  • Geraldo Quintero 2B/3B - Pass. No pop. Good walk and K rates though.
  • Jair Casanova OF - Good eye at the plate but I need more power.
  • Javier Valdes C - Pass.
  • Justyn-Henry Malloy 3B - Pass for me.
  • Royber Salinas P - Pass
  • Luis Guanipa OF - Really young but rookie ball numbers look good.

Baltimore Orioles:

  • Anderson De Los Santos 3B - Love the amount of doubles here. Only 19.

  • Frederick Bencosme 2B/SS - Pass.

  • Luis Almeyda 3B/SS - Really young player. Hard to say right now. Worth a stash.

  • Samuel Basallo C/1B - Eh. Its a pass for me. 
  • Joey Ortiz 2B/3B - Pass.

Boston Red Sox:

  • Luis Perales P - Pass.
  • Wikelman Gonzalez P - Pass. 

Chicago Cubs:

  • Adan Sanchez C - Pass. 
  • Ludwing Espinoza 2B - Pass. 

Chicago White Sox:

  • Dario Borrero 1B - I'm overall meh on the White Sox when it comes to player development.
  • Luis Reyes P - Pass.
  • Cristian Mena P - Pass.

Cincinnati Reds:

  • Alfredo Duno DH - Young and seems like a masher.
  • Cade Hunter C/OF - A little older for my taste but the numbers are decent. 
  • Trey Faltine 2B/SS - Pass. 

Cleveland Guardians:

  • Maick Collado 1B/3B - Pass.
  • Victor Izturis C - Pass. 
  • Welbyn Francisca SS - Young with nice rookie ball numbers.
  • Wuilfredo Antunez OF - A little older but solid. 

Colorado Rockies:

  • Andy Perez 3B/SS - Pass. 
  • Bladimir Restituyo OF - Pass. 
  • Bryant Betancourt C/1B - Pass. 
  • Jesus Bugarin OF - Pass.
  • Jordy Vargas P - Pass. 

Detroit Tigers:

  • Danny Serretti SS - Pass.
  • Javier Osorio SS - Pass.
  • Luke Gold 2B/3B - Not bad but not enough for me to buy in.

Houston Astros:

  • Camilo Diaz SS - Pass for me. 
  • Kenedy Corona OF - Pass.

  • Kenni Gomez OF - Young and worth a stash.

  • Jacob Melton OF - Pass. 
  • Luke Berryhill 1B - Pass.

Kansas City Royals:

  • Hayden Dunhurst C - Pass. 
  • Henry Ramos OF - Worth a stash.

  • Jack Pineda SS - Pass
  • Junior Marin OF - On the Phillies but did not play much in 2023. Worth a revisit.
  • Juan Olmos C - Pass on catchers for me.

Los Angeles Angels:

  • Kristin Munroe 3B - Pass. Too many strikeouts.
  • Dario Laverde C - Good numbers but not for me. 
  • Luis Torres 1B - Pass. Too many strikeouts. 

Los Angeles Dodgers:

  • Jesus Galiz C - Another young catcher. I can't do it. 
  • Joendry Vargas SS - I love the numbers here. Only 17 but he took care of business in rookie ball.
  • Oswaldo Osorio Utility - Yes Yes Yes
  • Yunior Garcia 1B - Pass. 

Miami Marlins:

  • Antony Peguero OF - No power. I have to pass. Young so maybe it gets better.
  • Javier Sanoja 2B - Pass.
  • Jose Gerardo OF - Pass. 
  • Marco Vargas 2B/SS - Pass. Another contact hitter.
  • Paul McIntosh C - Pass. 
  • Ronald Hernandez C - On the Mets but I am out.
  • Torin Montgomery OF - Not bad but what's the upside. 

Milwaukee Brewers:

  • Abner Uribe P - Pass. 
  • Ben Metzinger OF - Pass. 
  • Carlos Rodriguez P - Pass. 
  • Daniel Guilarte SS - Pass. No pop.
  • Dylan O'Rae OF - See above.
  • Luis Lara OF - Pass. No pop.
  • Robert Moore 2B - 33 doubles in 2023. Good sign. Worth a small purchase.

New York Mets:

  • Blade Tidwell P - Pass.
  • Chase Estep 1B - Pass.
  • Daiverson Gutierrez C - Another catcher. Pass.
  • Dangelo Sarmiento SS - So young. Not a ton of pop but worth a revisit.
  • Joel Diaz P - Pass.
  • Jacob Reimer 3B - Worth a small position. 
  • Vincent Perozo C - Pass.

  • Yonatan Henriquez 2B/3B - Worth a small position.

New York Yankees: 

  • Keiner Delgado SS - Worth a small position.

  • Will Warren P - Pass. 
  • Hans Montero SS - Not bad. Worth a look.

  • Luis Serna P - Pass.
  • Jesus Bastidas SS - Pass.
  • Brandon Mayea SS - Worth a look.

Oakland Athletics:

  • Bjay Cooke SS - Pass. 
  • Brennan Milone 1B - Good numbers but it does not move the needle. 
  • Clark Elliott OF - Pass.
  • Connor Staine P - Pass.
  • Joey Estes P - Pass.
  • Yeniel Laboy 1B - Pass. 
  • Zack Gelof 2B - Pass. 

Philadelphia Phillies:

  • Carlos De La Cruz OF - Pass. 
  • Griff McGarry P - Pass. 
  • Marcus Lee Sang OF - Pass. 
  • Rickardo Perez C - Pass. 
  • Bryan Rincon SS - Not bad here. Worth a small position.

Pittsburgh Pirates:

  • Axiel Plaz C - Pass. 
  • Enmanuel Terrero OF - Not bad here. Worth a look.

  • Javier RivasD SS - Pass. 
  • Jun-Seok Shim P - Pass. 
  • Jhonny Piron OF - Pass. On the Rays now.

San Diego Padres:

  • Eddy Beltre OF - Young but a lot of swing and miss. 
  • Ethan Salas C - Not a bad prospect only 17 with good numbers. He's a catcher though so its not my cup of tea. Top international signing.
  • Lamar King Jr. C - Another catcher. Not enough to really recommend. 
  • Spence Coffman 2B/SS - Not enough data to recommend.

Seattle Mariners:

  • Axel Sanchez SS - I like the numbers here but the swing and miss needs to improve.
  • Felnin Celesten SS - No stats yet. No 2 prospect in the Intl class. 

Tampa Bay Rays:

  • Brailer Guerrero OF - Not enough data.
  • Brett Wisely OF - Pass. 
  • Jhonny Piron - See above under Pirates.
  • Miguel Tamares SS - Pass. 

Texas Rangers:

  • Daniel Mateo OF - I like what I see but he needs to walk more. 
  • Yosy Galan OF - Pass. 

Toronto Blue Jays:

  • Adrian Pinto 2B - Pass. No pop. 
  • Peyton Williams 1B - Pass. 
  • Sem Robberse P - Pass. Now on the Cardinals.
  • Yosver Zulueta P - Pass.

Washington Nationals:

  • Everett Cooper III 2B - Not enough data.
  • Yoander Rivero SS - Pass. 

Sunday, June 4, 2023

Keep an Eye On Carter Jensen (Kansas City Royals, C)

I rarely speak about catching prospects. They take so long to develop and their offense is impacted by the toll they take catching behind home plate. There are exceptions to these rules though. Adley Rutschman is a stud and helps his team win games. Carter Jensen is only 19 and even though his batting average is low he is waking over 25% of the time. His power numbers are decent and I think its a good idea to look for his cards. I expect prices are low as he is under the radar. This may be one of those cases where you can make the most money while he is in the minors.